#871 – Sternutation

When I was a kid we were all convinced that your eyes would pop out if you kept them open when you sneezed. We would dare each other to do it. The problem with the dare was that nobody would have the need to sneeze at the time. So then we would just go throw rocks at the ground like usual.

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24 thoughts on “#871 – Sternutation”

  1. Micah says:

    Remind me to never stand near Biff when he sneezes…or blinks.

  2. Drakey says:

    I’d type stuff, but I have a cute puppy on my lap.

  3. Three of Nineteen says:

    I’d hate to be stuck with the bill for THAT.

    How are them apples, Biff? 😀

  4. Singles says:

    Once during highschool a bunch of us on the science team asked the resident pre-premed why people closed their eyes when they sneezed. She told us that it was because sneezing created a pressure drop in your head that sucked your eyes back, forcing them closed.
    True or not, that’s what I’m gonna tell my kids.

  5. SilentDragon says:

    ouch, hope that piece wasn’t too important. Were those his eyes then that broke it? If so, that’s got to hurt, otherwise I guess sneezing is just really bad in a place like that near fragile pieces.

    Soooo throwing rocks at the ground? good times?

  6. Forecaster says:

    When you sneeze there is a reflex that forces you to close your eyes.

  7. The Dustin says:

    wait… Biff’s eyes Open!? I only know he HAS eyeballs because of comic #39.

  8. baughbe says:

    Biff?? Didn’t you take cartoon physics 101 and 102?

  9. Lirleni says:

    It’s got to have been Biff’s eyebrows acting as whips that broke the vase thingy.

  10. Dustin says:

    The last sentence made me snort coffee through my nose laughing. Good stuff for a tuesday!

  11. santy says:

    hmm, isn’t biff’s eyes always closed or open?

  12. Croc says:

    @santy – Might want to word that a little more carefully next time…

  13. Dan says:

    Has no one here seen Mythbusters?? They proved this one false. It’s possible to sneeze with your eyes open.

  14. Karuil says:

    There’s only one small little problem with that little myth that one’s eyes will pop out during a sneeze, the Mythbusters got ahold of it, and actually managed to sneeze with eyes held open. Nope, eyes would never pop out, mainly because of the musculature in the eyes that move them about. Said muscles actually hold the eyes in the socket, and a sneeze would never be able to overcome the force the muscles maintain on the eyes, even with the pressure in the sinus cavity from the sneeze.

  15. MaskedMan says:

    My sister (a veterinarian) tells too many stories of canine proptosis (eye extruded from the socket) for me to do other than wince at this one.

  16. Linzleh says:

    Biff should be sneezing into his elbow…you know the “swine” thing, then his eyeballs would just be rolling on the floor! Safer, more economical, garners all sorts of attention and assistance…

  17. Radical Edward says:

    Yes I’ve seen Mythbusters and no, their eyes didn’t pop out.

    Sneezing is common in my house since I kick up dust.

  18. gelugon2105 says:

    Sneezing makes Biff’s eyes pop out like Gauss rounds.

  19. Kasain says:

    yeah, i’ve sneezed with my eyes open before >..<

  20. SpriteMeister says:

    So have I. Still haven’t found those suckers…

  21. ZipZip509 says:

    @ all you mythbusters fans: Who cares if it’s not realistic, it’s still funny. I mean really, you’re trying to bring realism into a Biff cartoon?

    That’s right Biff, you launch those eyes! Or… umm… ouch.

  22. Biffbiffley (no relation) says:

    If we’re complaining about realism the little part where the supposed eye hit is facing away from Biff.. that means that the eyeball likely bounced off a wall and then hit the vase.. notice that?

  23. Sigurdgram says:

    wait, what the…are you implying that biff’s eyes are open? come on, man’s squinty-er than the illegitemite offspring of clint eastwood and gilbert gottfried.

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